Dr Schivel scares them away
Right reel broken, no problem for Flavien Prat.
Dr Schivel (Violence), already assured of a place at the start of the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint via a victory in the GI Bing Crosby S. On July 31, added a second consecutive count of “Win and You’re In” over his elders in the GII of Saturday Speed Championship of Santa Anita S.
Pulled over the fence as he faced five rivals, last quarter’s GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity S. showed a lot more speed than usual, forcing the problem from inside – and a tight second – into early stages and had to lightly apply the brakes at the five-eighth marker when Prat’s right rein came loose from the strap.
Undeterred, the 9-5 frontrunner took the lead in a first quarter in: 21.87, started moving away as the quarter-pole approached and, with Prat, essentially overlapping with a single rein and giving his load callbacks for both right and left handed, was five lengths in the stretch before being multiplied late in an ultra-impressive performance.
A first third-place winner asking for former trainer Luis Mendez and his co-breeders William A. Branch and Arnold R. Hill,
Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal and William Dean Reeves joined the group of owners ahead of his score in Del Mar Futurity and got the rest of the gap year.
Scheduled for a second end-of-season campaign under the tutelage of Mark Glatt, he returned to action with a tough neck win in a six-stadium allowance from Santa Anita on June 18 ahead of his Bing Crosby score.
With his Futurity victory at the end of last summer, Dr Schivel became the third of three Grade I winners in 2020 for his father, joining ‘TDN Rising Star’ No Speech and Volatile. One of 32 stake winners (12 grade) for Violence, he is the only black type winner from a daughter of Jeff Bonde’s former intern, Mining for Money (Mining), a half-brother of MGSW Trespassing (Top Command), which was an early winner and placed bets in two trips to the post. Half-sister to GI winner Clement L. Hirsch S. Ultra Blend (Richly Blended), Lil Nugget is the dam of 2 year old Barsini Red (Midshipman), has not produced a foal in 2020 or this year and has recently mated to Anthony’s Cross.
Saturday, Santa Anita
SANTA ANITA S.-GII SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP, $ 200,500, Santa Anita, 10-2 years old, 3 years old and over, 6 feet, 1: 09.44, ft.
1-DR. SCHIVEL, 122, c, 3, by Violence
1st dam: Lil Nugget, by Mining for Money
2nd dam: Ankha, by Desert Classic
3rd jump-off: Distant Runner, by Distant Day
($ 37,000 KEEJAN Ylg ’19 RNA). O-Red Baron’s Barn LLC,
Rancho Temescal LLC, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & William
Plugged; B-William A. Branch & Arnold R. Hill (KY); T mark
Glatt; J-Flavien Prat. $ 120,000. Lifetime record: 7-5-1-1,
$ 536,000. Note Werk Nick: A. Click to
ENicks report and pedigree 5 crossed.
2–Flag pole, 126, g, 7, Speightstown-Indyan Giving, by AP Indy.
($ 475,000 Ylg ’15 FTSAUG). O-Lane’s End Racing & Hronis
Racing LLC; Summer wind farm B (KY); T-John W. Sadler.
3–CZ rocket, 124, g, 7, City Zip – Pass Sarah, by Pass
Appeal. ($ 800,000 2 years ’16 OBSOPN). O-Altamira racing stable,
Madaket Stables LLC, Gary Barber and Tom Kagele; B-Farm III
Businesses (FL); T-Peter Miller. $ 24,000.
Margins: 3 1/4, NO, 7. Odds: 1.80, 3.80, 2.40.
Also ran: Colt Fiction, Collusion Illusion, Vertical Threat.
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